“I spend ten days a month alone in a hotel, seeingpeople pass in the hallways, glimpsing them through windows or as they step out of the elevator. You see these people, but you have no idea what their stories are, you can only guess. It’s about evoking that surreal state of mind you enter when you’re in an unfamiliar place.”
Is it a heart beat or just a sound of a clock, ticking, breaking the silence of solitude into a myriad of seconds melting into a whirlwind of eternity? It’s time we stop and admire a short fashion movie, so intense and powerful it feels like meditation performed after a shot of espresso. The Journey through the Night (Viaggio Notturno) is about everything unknown and unexpected. A whisper. A touch. A feeling. A mystery of romance and love for beauty and luxury, from stunning interiors of Setai Hotel in New York, gorgeous models Patricia van der Vliet and Terron Wood to Intrecciato Marco Polo hard-case luggage and Cabat bag that become stars in their own rights.
The film was created by Christian Weber and included soundtrack by Austin-based band Balmorhea in April 2011 and featured on both official Bottega Veneta website and nowness.com
It’s so mesmerising, I keep watching it over and over again without growing tired. I hope you like it, too.